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Ant Movie Catalog (AMC) DB / XML compatibility and import scraper? - bogyman - 2004-02-15 17:06
a nice feature would be, to store the information from imdb in a file (amc / xml) which is compatible to ant movie catalog (http://www.ant.be.tf/moviecatalog).
so that the descriptions could be edited on pc.
- Modhack - 2004-03-16 11:52
it should be a good idea to have an editable database
myvideo.db is a sqlite format, so it's impossible for us to edite correctly the bdd.
i thinking about xml format or amc format will be editable by the famous programm ant movie catalogue.
after it's possible to use many script for make a search on the web
what do you think about it ?
- jaga - 2004-03-16 20:12
cant you download sqllite from sourceforge, and then edit it?
- Modhack - 2004-03-16 20:25
(jaga @ mar. 16 2004,18:12 Wrote:cant you download sqllite from sourceforge, and then edit it?yes we can, but i would like to change or add movies by ant movi catalogue and export to xbmc
Movie database - Ant Movie Catalog import? - Basje - 2006-10-27 08:46
I use Ant Movie Database to gain control over my DVD collection. I do, however, use XBMC to watch them.
So I was wondering if there is any possibility to import the collection from Ant into the XBMC database?
Ant Movie Catalog help - TheAlmightyClaw - 2007-04-07 22:23
I was wondering if anyone has found a way to export the information on Ant Movie Catalog program to use in XBMC. I know it needs to be in .xml format, but I can't find a way to do that. I want to use Ant because IMDB does not get all or the correct information for most of my movies.
Ant Movie Catalog!!! - dowiew - 2007-04-12 12:52
I'd also like to have my movie catalog accessible from xbmc...
Although you can export AMC data in xml format (File/Save As), but the xml file can't be imported to xbmc database (in case you don't know: xml is actually not a file format). I could write a program to translate the xml to xbmc, but how xbmc would associate a movie info to its path+file name, which are not in amc catalog?
A better way would be to write xml->webpage imdb pc proxy (or better a Python script executed by the xbox web server) and pull movie info by the new scraper mechanism. Would have to learn Python though...
I've been thinking about amc to xbmc database for a few days but would appreciate new ideas...
Please Pleas Please - The Sandman - 2007-04-13 07:50
I also use AMC to catalog my movies, they're all on DVDs, I've given all the DVDs a 3 Digit reference so I can find stuff. Being able to import this list into XBMC would for me be a blessing!!!! Maybe read the catalog
- jmarshall - 2007-04-13 08:09
AMC appears to have some Export functionality - have you tried developing an export format so that it does it exports to XBMC-compliant XML? I doubt we'll bother adding external importing of differing formats to be honest, but a patch is ofcourse welcome.
What is the standard format / layout... - The Sandman - 2007-04-13 08:25
I would consider writing this, I've not really messed with XML, however I do have some programming experience. Is there a standard template that could be used to match the fields to that of XBMC? Once exported in the correct XML style from AMC how would one import it into XBMC?
Point us in the right direction please.